Time to start looking...

14h, 8 year old, bay pony gelding. The FLO picked this horse up from an Indian Reservation and was told that he was wild. The FLO owner decided to hold him back for now, so he halter broke him. This guy is a little resistant to having the halter put on but once it is on, he walked calmly and obediently behind him.

Time to start looking...

Postby Juliane on Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:20 pm

....for Connor's forever home! Of course, I'd like to have a complete assessment on him first! However, since Connor has been with me, he has gone through the basics: bathing, clipping, standing for the vet. He's been trimmed by the farrier, had lots of groundwork lunging exercises (post gelding-surgery) and has now been ridden three times. He is up to date on everything and is getting his teeth floated in the morning!

Connor has always been super sane and level headed! He is a very sweet guy, even though when he initially came he displayed some angry tendencies. I think they were mostly out of fear and not being treated well. Now that he's settled in he is much more comfortable in his surroundings!

Today, I pulled Connor out in order to try and get some pictures for his Adoption Flyer I created. I saddled him up with Chelsea's english saddle and then free-lunged him over a wanna-be jump, much like I did with Rory many months ago. Let me say this - Connor is a much flashier jumper than Rory! He practically sails over the jumps!

Unfortunately, I was paying so much attention to directing Connor and driving him over the jumps, I didn't get as many pics as I'd hoped. However, I got enough for his flyer. :) Here's some of my favorites from tonight - he looks cute in english tack, eh? :P

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If any of you know of anyone looking for an adorable pony, please refer them to the Connor-man! :) Thanks!!!
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Postby seahorse on Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:26 am

OMG :shock:
He is the CUTEST EVER!!!!!!!! Look at those little level knees over the jump. Can you say "pony jumper" now to find a good home.............
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Postby pdevlieg on Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:24 am

What will Connor's price be?
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Postby Juliane on Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:48 am

I'm not sure yet what his price will be, Peri. Chelsea and I are working together to rehabilitate him and get him ready for his new home. However, the new policy with CBER is that they are to be reimbursed for GA horses when they are rehomed. So, $550 needs to come out of whatever Connor's adoption fee is to go to CBER. Then, Chelsea has paid for alot out of her own pocket - castration, teeth floating, training, etc. We were thinking $1500 would reimburse us for the expenses so far, but the best home for him is the most important :) What are your thoughts? What is a reasonable amount to ask?
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Postby cat_67 on Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:02 pm

seahorse wrote:OMG :shock:
He is the CUTEST EVER!!!!!!!! Look at those little level knees over the jump. Can you say "pony jumper" now to find a good home.............


I couldn't agree more! Cute, cute, CUTE!

Is there a Pony Club up in that area? He really does seem like a terrific prospect for that!
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Postby busted on Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:53 pm

Wow! What a cutie! I will spread the word about him to all the pony clubers I know. Oh I dont think $1500 is to much to ask for him. If I was a bit shorter I would pay that for him! A show stopper for sure! Great job Julie!
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Postby ptownevt on Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:01 pm

Sometimes it is better to ask more and screen out some homes that way (don't anyone here take that the wrong way, please). I would think you could ask $2500 just like for Rory. That would provide funds for reimbursement and to save someone else. Do you think Linda (Pumking and Pi's mother) might have some potential buyers for him? He is absolutely gorgeous and would be a great pony club mount.
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